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the new Firewire boards ....

Postby FranP » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:18 am

Hi,

I want to buy a new surfboard to surf (kiteless) and to kite strapless ...
currently, I surf a polyester board 6'4'' x 19 x 2''1/4 roundpin... the board is old and broken, so I want to buy a new one with the same dimensions from http://www.firewiresurfboards.com

there are three technologies available
http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/techn ... echid=tech

did anyone tried them ??? :roll:

... I want to buy the Directdrive version of the model Flexwire 6'4'' x 19 x 2''1/4 with squash tail because it has Futures fins ...but I'm afraid the carbon frame will make it too stiff ? .... but your advice is very helpful !

are those kite dimensions right to kite in choppy waters ?


thanks a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: the new Firewire boards ....

Postby JonModica » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:40 pm

I dont have much experience with the direct drive, but future fins are the S#^% so i would go with the Direct Drive.

A 6'4 is a fairly big board, which is great for paddling, but is ALOT of unnecessary swing weight.
In good waves it might not be an issue, but in anything under head high it might not be the best idea.

But at the end of the day, if you really like a 6'4 then go with it....
my only suggestion is JUST TRY a shorter and wider board.

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Re: the new Firewire boards ....

Postby mikey » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:57 pm

i have a firewire flexfire 6,3 that i got off of ebay and it's pretty shradical but looking back i probably i should have gotton something a little shorter and a little wider but i cant complain with the firewire. :mrgreen:
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Re: the new Firewire boards ....

Postby JonModica » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:28 am

mikey wrote:i have a firewire flexfire 6,3 that i got off of ebay and it's pretty shradical but looking back i probably i should have gotton something a little shorter and a little wider but i cant complain with the firewire. :mrgreen:


Wow, i was just looking and they added a new board called the Dominator.....
its actually scary how similar it is to my customs....hmmm.....rip off....
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Re: the new Firewire boards ....

Postby FranP » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:00 pm

hi Jon, mikey, thanks for your advice....

finally, I had chosen the Quadraflex 6'4'' x 19 5/8 x 2''1/2 + FCS fins http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/quive ... quadraflex

.... to surf and kite with the same board....The saint grial of a board, you know, I'm 200 lbs and 6'10' tall , so I cannot go to smaller boards :?

by the way, this is an interesting topic.... did you guys found the perfect board dimensions to let you travel with a single board to let you surf and kite ??????????????????????????????????????? :shock: :shock:
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Re: the new Firewire boards ....

Postby JonModica » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:53 pm

FranP wrote:hi Jon, mikey, thanks for your advice....

finally, I had chosen the Quadraflex 6'4'' x 19 5/8 x 2''1/2 + FCS fins http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/quive ... quadraflex

.... to surf and kite with the same board....The saint grial of a board, you know, I'm 200 lbs and 6'10' tall , so I cannot go to smaller boards :?

by the way, this is an interesting topic.... did you guys found the perfect board dimensions to let you travel with a single board to let you surf and kite ??????????????????????????????????????? :shock: :shock:


That board will be SICK for ya!!
good choice.
Yep i found the perfect combo for me....waiting on the final product and will make a BIG post all about it!
LET ME KNOW HOW THAT BOARD RIDES ASAP!!
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